These stunning Japanese knives are produced in Seki, Japan – formerly the traditional home for the manufacture of the finest Katano swords, for over 780 years. However, following a new law being passed in 1876 which prohibited the carrying of swords in public, these gifted craftsmen were forced to find a new outlet for their skills and many turned their hands to producing the finest domestic knives possible, this tradition carries on to this day and Seki remains in the forefront of worldwide knife manufacture. Established in 1932 Yaxell combines the very best of the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of traditional craftsmen with cutting edge technology to bring you several high-end knife ranges. Gou, Super Gou, Ran and Tsuchimon. On all Yaxell knives the tang is forged from an 18/10 stainless ingot which is then seamlessly welded onto the blade and is as strong as the blade itself, this construction is unique to Yaxell knives. Stainless steel rivets hold the micarta handle pieces firmly in place.